RSS tags reference

These tags can all be included in an RSS file. All tags are optional unless otherwise specified. Click on a tag for more information and an example.

Element Description
<author> Specifies the email address of the author of an RSS item.
<category> Specifies a category for an entire RSS feed or for individual RSS items.
<channel> Required. Describes an RSS feed with a title, description, and a URL where the RSS can be found.
<cloud> Sets up processes that are automatically notified when a feed has been updated.
<comments> Specifies a URL where comments about an RSS item can be found.
<copyright> Sets copyright information for an RSS feed.
<description> Required. Sets a description for an RSS feed/item.
<docs> Specifies a URL where the documentation for the RSS version used in the RSS file can be found.
<enclosure> Specifies a media file to be included with an RSS item.
<generator> Specifies the program used to create your RSS feed.
<guid> Stands for Globally Unique Identifier. Sets a string that uniquely identifies an RSS item.
<image> Specifies an image to be displayed with an RSS feed (must be gif, jpeg, or png).
<item> Required. Sets items in an RSS feed.
<language> Specifies the language your RSS feed is written in.
<lastBuildDate> Specifies the most recent time the content of an RSS feed was modified.
<link> Required. Specifies the URL where an RSS feed/item content can be found.
<managingEditor> Specifies the email address of the editor of the content of the feed.
<pubDate> Specifies the publication date for an RSS feed/item.
<source> Specifies the source of an RSS item (if it came from another RSS feed)
<skipDays> Specifies the days of the week when feed readers should not update an RSS feed.
<skipHours> Specifies the hours of the day when feed readers should not update an RSS feed.
<textInput> Specifies a textbox to be displayed with an RSS feed.
<title> Required. Sets the title of an RSS feed/item.
<ttl> Stands for Time To Live. Specifies how many minutes your RSS feed can stay cached before it is refreshed.
<webMaster> Specifies the email address of the webmaster of an RSS feed.
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